It’s nice, I suppose, that Christians were out celebrating May Day even if it’s “only” to pray for the unborn. Clearly, every day can and should be used to that end.
But, for me at least, something is missing. Should we really celebrate this so-called holiday? According to Marxist.org this article,
The May First strike was most aggressive in Chicago, which was at that time the center of amilitant Left-wing labor movement… it was…a fighting movement, always ready to call the workers to action, develop their fighting spirit and set as their goal not only the immediate improvement of their living and working conditions, but the abolition of the capitalist system as well [Italics mine].
Anyone who stands with the scriptures has a choice here: Participate publicly while hoping that most of America will forget what May Day is, or stand in opposition, speak up, and expose this Communistic charade for the fraud that it is.
Christians, especially, do not seem to understand the importance of holidays and public symbols. We still own a few—that very recognizable fish symbol for example—but for the most part we’ve allowed our symbols to be attacked, diluted and ignored; witness what has happened to the rainbow, Christmas, and Thanksgiving, for example.
Part of the problem is that we aren’t fighting. The quote above makes clear that those among us who hate Christ and His Word are indeed out to win. And, they are employing special commemorative days—May Day and Labor Day to name two—to that end.
But what do you do when you don’t have the stomach for a fight that you know you should join? Well, the next best thing is to make it look like you’re fighting, sort of fighting nice, so to speak, which usually means not fighting at all.
And so, evangelicals turned out on May Day to pray: According to this article, rallies commemorating the plight of the unborn were held around the nation this past May Day, with prayer being highlighted.
So how is that a problem? How can anyone say that you shouldn’t pray, especially since we are told in I Thessalonians 5: 17 to “pray without ceasing?”
I have a confession to make: One of my problems is that, when faced with something that I have to do, I’ll often put it off, not by doing nothing, but instead by doing something else that I’d rather do. The job I’d rather do may need doing at some point, but that’s what makes it all the more dangerous, because my conscience is eased even while I’m avoiding my responsibility. How nice.
The Christian community should oppose and expose the peculiar May Day sham on every level. The holiday was born in atheism and nurtured in communism. Its fruit is misery and despair. How can we as Christians pretend to coexist with such an attack on the love of one’s neighbor and the commands of scripture?
So here’s my solution: What we need is a counter holiday. I’d suggest a Thanksgiving holiday corollary: Why not thank God on that day specifically for business and property owners? It’s businessmen, after all, that give us jobs, and it’s hard to imagine life without them.
The May Day mongers among us need a break anyway. They need to understand that without business and property owners (capitalist pigs to them), we wouldn’t have socialists. The socialists need the property owners like parasites need a host.
So even if we can’t have our own day, we can at least spend some time next May 1stexposing the ungodly origins of the holiday and publicly thanking God for business and property owners, something we don’t do nearly as much as we should.
And let’s not forget to pray, especially that our socialist acquaintances will get a clue. And for that, we really will have to pray without ceasing.
Submitted by Joel Saint